Faculty Development Fridays

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Join OHSU colleagues for a series of professional education opportunities, including live-streamed presentations, virtual workshops, and facilitated discussions of webinars.

Jointly presented with the Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation.

All events are open to learners, postdocs, staff, and faculty.

Upcoming sessions

Lunch with Leaders, our conversation series with members of OHSU leadership, returns for a discussion with Ron Sakaguchi, Ph.D., D.D.S., Dean of the School of Dentistry and Professor in the Division of Management and Renee Edwards, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Medical Officer for OHSU Health and Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Lunch with Leaders is recurring series within our Faculty Development Fridays programming, during which you will be able to hear from and speak directly with OHSU leaders from across the institution. The goal of these conversations is for you to learn about the many diverse pathways to leadership that our institutional leaders have taken throughout their careers, and some of the challenges and opportunities faced as a result of those unique journeys.

Session format:

  • 20 minute introductory statements (10 min for each speaker):
    • What did you wish someone told you about navigating leadership roles in an academic medical center?
    • How did you know you wanted to go into leadership?
    • What is your professional niche and how did you find it?
  • Two, 20 minute breakout discussions:
    • Participants will be split into two rooms, with leaders switching rooms after 20 minutes.
    • Participants can use this time to ask questions and have a conversation with speakers. If you do not feel comfortable asking a question in this format, feel free to email your questions in advance of the session to facdev@ohsu.edu.
  • Opening remarks from noon - 12:20 p.m.; Discussion from 12:20 - 1 p.m.

Join us for a group viewing of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity webinar, Teaching with Empathy and for Equity at the Graduate Levelwhich discusses how faculty can effectively, efficiently, and inclusively advise, mentor, teach, and support their graduate students.

This session will be facilitated by Brenda Martinez, Ph.D., Mentorship Specialist in the Office of Educational Improvement and Innovation.

Webinar viewing and discussion from noon - 1:30 p.m.


Register in Compass to sign up for any upcoming session (Search "FDF"). You can also select an option to be notified when a new session is added.

If you need an accommodation to attend or participate in this Webex-based event, please contact the Office of Faculty Development (facdev@ohsu.edu) at least five business days prior.


If you have attended any past sessions we would welcome your feedback. Please use the forms linked to below to evaluate individual sessions or the program as a whole.


Program planning and volunteer opportunities

The FDF planning committee is seeking input and volunteers. Use the form below to indicate your interest in the various topics being considered for future sessions. Additionally, you can use this form to either volunteer to assist on future sessions or to recommend colleagues who may have expertise related to a given topic.

Previous sessions

January 20: Why Aren't There More Black People in Oregon?
Presenter: Antwon Chavis, M.D.

February 3: Clinical Assessment
Presenter: Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.

March 3: Classroom Assessment
Presenters: Sarah Jacobs, M.Ed. and Sarah Drummond, Ed.D.

March 17: Disrupting Bullying in Academic Medicine

January 21: Navigating and Tracking your Scholarly Projects
Facilitator: Patty Carney, Ph.D.

February 18: Lunch with Leaders, Pt. 2
Speakers: Peter G. Barr-Gillespie, Ph.D. and Constance R. Tucker, M.A., Ph.D.

March 4: An Introduction to KeyLIME
Facilitators: Kirsten Moreno, Ph.D. and Devon Ritter, M.A.

March 18: Recruiting a Diverse Workforce
Presenters: Linzy Rodrigues and Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas

April 15: How to be a Great Mentee (and Mentors should attend this too)
Presenters: Somnath Mookherjee, M.D. and Neha Deshpande, M.D., University of Washington

April 29: National Minority Health Month: Spotlight on Vaccines
Presenter: Donn Spight, M.D.

June 3: Tips for Time Management
Presenter: Elisa Boden, M.D.

June 17: Joy in Work, Using a QI Systems approach to improving your enjoyment of work
Presenter: Mike Powers, M.D.

July 8: Lunch with Leaders, Pt. 3
Speakers: Erik Brodt, M.D., and Allison Fryer, Ph.D.

July 22: Professionalism and Reproductive Justice
Presenters: Jessica Reid, M.D., M.C.R., and Alyssa Colwill, M.D., M.C.R.

September 16: Navigating the System: Reinventing your OHSU Career
Moderator: Seth Igarta, M.A.
Panelists: Leslie Kahl, M.D., Scott Sherry, M.S., PA-C, Skylar Stewart-Clark, Ph.D., MSPAS, PA-C, and Jackie Wirz, Ph.D.

September 30: Navigating the System: Infusing Career Conversations in Our Work at OHSU
Presenter: Seth Igarta, M.A.

October 14: Creating LGBTQ+ Affirming Learning Environments in Medical Education
Presenter: Caleb Feldman, M.A.

October 28: Updates on the Promotion and Tenure Process: Growing and Promoting Diverse Faculty
Presenter: Alan Hunter, M.D.

November 11: Writing up Education Scholarship for Publication
Presenter: Lainie Yarris, M.D.

January 29: Career Coaching
Facilitator: Benjamin Hoffman, M.D.

February 12: Why We Hate Networking (and strategies to use instead to build meaningful professional connections)
Facilitator: Niki Steckler, Ph.D.

February 26: Moving from Associate to Full Professor
Facilitator: Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.

March 12: Responding to Discrimination and Harassment
Presenters: Jessica Asai, J.D.; Whitney Button, J.D.; Stephanie McClure and Karen B. Eden, Ph.D.

April 9: Improving Workplace Education in the Health Professions by Applying Cognitive Load Theory
Facilitators: Emily Hillhouse, M.A., Ph.D., and Amy Forester, M.F.A.

May 7: Trauma Informed Pedagogy
Presenters: Erin Bonura, M.D. and Holly Villamagna, M.D.

May 21: Parenting in a Pandemic
Presenters: Tracey Biebel, LCSW, Linda Schmidt, M.D., Louise Elaine Vaz, M.D., M.P.H.

June 4: Understanding and Applying OHSU's Inclusive Language Guide
Presenters: Erin Hoover Barnett and Leslie Garcia, M.P.A.

June 18: Juneteenth self-study

July 9: Supporting Students with Visual Disabilities in Health Science Education
Presenters: Jennifer Gossett, M.S., Sheila Burkett-Luckey, M.A., CRC, and Kenneth Sanchez

August 20: Structural Racism in Medical Education
Facilitator: Reem Hasan, M.D., Ph.D.

September 24: Health Literacy and Systemic Racism: Addressing Inequities through Clear Communication
Presenter: Cliff Coleman, M.D., M.P.H.

October 8: Tools and Methods for Developing Your Online Presence
Presenters: William Hersh, M.D., Robin Champieux, and Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D.

November 5: Lunch with Leaders
Speakers: Susan Bakewell-Sachs, Ph.D., R.N., and Atif Zaman, M.D., M.P.H.

  • Recording of session (note that we were only able to record one each of the speakers’ two small group discussions)
  • Resource list (selection of books recommended by the speakers)

November 19: The Art of Saying No
Facilitator: Lissi Hansen, Ph.D., R.N.

May 15: Wellness and Technology
Facilitator: Niki Steckler, Ph.D.

May 29: Leading in Uncertain Conditions
Facilitator: Brian Park, M.D., M.P.H.

June 12: Remote Collaboration
Facilitator: Jessica Walter

June 26: Responding to Racial Bias
Facilitator: Graciela Vidal, M.S., M.A.

July 10: Virtual Voices: Sharing the Mic
Presenter: Suzanne Atkin, M.S.

July 24: Acting Against Disrespect
Facilitator: Leslie Garcia, M.P.A.

August 7: Science of Effective Coaching
Facilitator: Steve Kinder, MPA

August 21: Integrating Humanities with Sciences
Facilitator: Elizabeth Lahti, M.D.

September 4: Advancing Women into Leadership
Facilitator: Leah Reznick, M.D.

September 18: Health Professions Education Scholarship (View the recording of this session)
Facilitator: Constance R. Tucker, M.A., Ph.D.

October 2: Understanding Unconscious Bias
Facilitator: Crystal Roberts, J.D.

October 16: Converting Your Teaching and Assessment Materials into Educational Scholarship through MedEdPORTAL (View the recording of this session)
Presenters: Grace Huang, M.D., Editor-in-Chief and Sara Hunt, Managing Editor, MedEdPORTAL

October 30: Pathways for Advancing Hispanic Health
Facilitator: Susan Shugerman, M.F.A., Ed.D.

November 20: Managing and Working Remotely
Facilitator: Katy Fonner

December 4: Building Your Wellness Toolkit: Promoting Connection to Joy and Purpose
Facilitator: James B. Clements, M.D., F.A.C.P.

December 11: Supporting Black Students and Mentees
Facilitator: Marie Angele Theard, M.D.

2021-22 Faculty Development Fridays Attendance Data
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Attendance data infographic for 2020-21 Faculty Development Fridays series.
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Program planning team

Andrea Cedfeldt, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Seth Igarta, M.A.
Professional and Career Development Specialist
Educational Improvement and Innovation 

Kacy Kesecker
Administrative Coordinator
Office of Faculty Development

Kirstin Moreno, M.S.Ed., Ph.D. 
Education Manager, Assistant Professor 
Educational Improvement and Innovation 

Devon Ritter, M.A.
Program Design Specialist
Office of Faculty Development

National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

OHSU is an institutional member of the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. The NCFDD is a nationally recognized, independent organization that provides online career development and mentoring resources for faculty, postdocs and graduate students.